Clouds in the west

Yalata community visit

From Adelaide, Curator JD Mittmann traveled to Yalata community in South Australia, 250 km west of Ceduna and 1700 km east of Perth, to meet Anangu/Pitjantjatjara and consult community representatives and elders. The visit was kindly supported by the Melbourne-based philanthropic Gordon Darling Foundation.

MaralingaAnangu_Teresa Edwards

Maralinga – The Anangu Story

Curator JD Mittmann met with award-winning book author Christobel Mattingley in her Adelaide home. In collaboration with the Yalata and Oak Valley communities Christobel has produced a detailed account of their story: Maralinga – The Anangu Story (published by Allen & Unwin in 2009).

Frank Walker - Maralinga

Frank Walker publishes book about Maralinga

Investigative journalist Frank Walker published his book Maralinga – The chilling expose of our secret nuclear shame and betrayal of our troops and country (Hachette 2014). More info:


Burrinja applies successfully for Research & Development grant

The Melbourne-based philanthropic Gordon Darling Foundation has kindly provided a grant to support the research and development phase of Black Mist Burnt Country. It will enable Burrinja Curator JD Mittmann to travel to Yalata, South Australia, to meet and consult the traditional owners of Maralinga.